GOP Sen. Collins 'leaning against' bill dismantling Obamacare


Republicans are racing against an end-of-month deadline to use a fast-track budget tool that would allow them to pass the health care legislation with simple majorities in the House and Senate, bypassing a potential Democratic filibuster in the Senate. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

"John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves", Trump wrote.

This latest repeal and replace plan has yet to be reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, making it hard to know the plan's full impact. "The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable". "Chuck Schumer sold John McCain a bill of goods. And that's why I'd like to see it", Collins said Sunday.

"Obamacare is collapsing in Arizona, South Carolina, and across the nation - driving up premiums and reducing choices", he continued.

It would also allow states to seek federal waivers that would allow insurers to charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing medical conditions and to omit certain benefits, like maternity care and mental health care, that they are now required to offer.

McCain says he can't support a last-ditch push to overhaul the Obama-era health law.

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Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME , and the revised legislation may be released this weekend, Politico reports. Senator John McCain has signaled clearly that he will be fighting hard against any kind of Obamacare repeal.

"If this (Graham-Cassidy) doesn't go forward, which I don't think it will in the Senate, we can maybe take a bipartisan work-across-the-aisle approach in honest faith to get to the issue of healthcare costs in America", Reed told Hayes. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country.

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has on Friday against speculations announced his opposition to the latest Republican effort to repeal the current Obamacare healthcare provision. The reason that there is a majority of Republicans in both Houses is because they were voted for on a similar platform, by saying the Democrats should be more involved is actually not how the USA process works. "We will have our ideas, we will go back and forth and I'm not always going to agree with the president".

He's taken to Twitter to try to sway GOP Sen.

Graham and Cassidy, interviewed on ABC's "This Week" said they had not yet abandoned the bill and suggested that they could still work out an agreement with Paul.

Ted Cruz said Sunday that he does not now support the Senate GOP's latest bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, though he emphasized that he's working with the sponsors of the bill in order to get to a "yes". At a rally in Alabama Friday night, the president said he was stunned by the Arizona senator's vote against the previous repeal bill, saying McCain's opposition was "totally unexpected" and "terrible". "I am anxious about whether CBO has been given enough time to thoroughly analyze this bill, which has been a moving target".

Meanwhile, the chairman of the health committee and lead Republican negotiator, Sen.